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New mobile banking service punctured by customer criticism

A Wigtown and District Community Councillor branded the new Bank of Scotland mobile service in the town “disastrous” at a meeting on Monday evening.

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Council’s budget will reduce by a quarter in five years

A local councillor has warned the public to take proposed cuts to the local authority’s budget seriously as it will impact heavily in the region.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market prices

Wednesday 15th November - 1529 Prime and Cast Sheep Sold

Dumfries and Galloway WASPI group.

Local women miss out on pension cash

A former Galloway businesswoman has calculated that she and other women in this area will miss out on a total of £280 million pounds due to changes in the state pension age.

Hardeep Singh Kohli with the Youth Media Team at this year's festival.

Half million is shelled out at oyster festival

Over half a million pounds was pumped into the Stranraer economy during its first Oyster Festival claimed its organisers this week.

Daytime parking in Victoria Street is always at a premium

Parking problems continue in Newton Stewart

Vehicles belonging to staff working in shops and offices in Newton Stewart are still cluttering up the main street, blocking parking spaces for up to nine hours, Cree Valley Community Council heard this week.

planning applications

Latest planning applications

STRANRAER, 12 Hanover Street, installation of two retractable sun canopies and shop frontage including replacement windows and door - partially retrospective; applicant Tres Chic Hair & Beauty (17/1668/FUL).

Scott Mckerral, 20, has received an 18-month supervision order.

Police close road to investigate accident

Police have shut a section of road on the A75 as they investigate a road traffic accident on Friday night.

Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

The Loch Ryan Port in Cairnryan.

Port concern at road closures

Ferry operator Stena Line say ongoing roadworks and disruption on the A77 and A75 trunk roads is now ‘debilitating’ to its port operations.

The worrying of sheep and other livestock by domestic dogs not only has an obvious financial and emotional impact on farmers when their animals are killed or injured, but also has an effect on the animals themselves, their productivity and welfare.

Rise in sheep attacks by dogs unacceptable

A month-long campaign has been launched by Police Scotland to raise awareness among dog owners about the devastating effects of livestock worrying.

The Pink team.

Second and third for pink and blue teams

Two teams competed for Machars at Dumfries and Galloway’s Junior Speech Making competition on Sunday, November 5 at Twynholm.

Fairtrade triumph
for area celebrated

Fairtrade triumph for area celebrated

The award of coveted Fairtrade Zone status to Dumfries and Galloway was this week being hailed as a huge success for the area.

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Trio of threatened primary schools are safe - for time being

It appears that three Dumfries and Galloway Council primary schools earmarked for closure will now stay open for at least the next five years.

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team search for seven missing walkers

Lucky seven rescued by mountain squad

The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team rushed to the aid of a family of seven lost on The Merrick near Newton Stewart on Sunday night.

Shadow Health Minister Colin Smyth

Closure plans for Garlieston school shelved

Council plans to close Garlieston Primary School are set to be mothballed for a period of five years at the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee meeting at the end of the month.

Mary Anne McWilliam on the catwalk

Cancer survivor Mary Anne turns supermodel

A Wigtownshire woman who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2015 recently took to the catwalk in front of hundreds of people at the Show Scotland, Breast Cancer Care’s annual fashion show in Glasgow.

The PIRSAC volunteers at Port William
Photographer - Sheena Severn

PIRSAC volunteers gets £6000 funding boost

The Department for Transport announced today funding grants to UK volunteer rescue boat services including PIRSAC at Port William who will receive £6,393,61.

planning applications

Latest planning applications

STRANRAER, Craigencrosh Farm, erection of agricultural building; applicant Birkett Partnership (17/1960/FUL).

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